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Date:	Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:09:46 -0500
From:	Vlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@...com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	weid@...css.fujitsu.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Fix bugs in "Whether sock accept queue is full" checking

David Miller wrote:
> From: weidong <weid@...css.fujitsu.com>
> Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:30:57 -0500
> 
>> 	when I use linux TCP socket, and find there is a bug in function
>> sk_acceptq_is_full(). 
>  ...
>> Consider an example:
>>
>>  After listen(sockfd, 1) system call, sk->sk_max_ack_backlog is set to
>> 1. As we know, sk->sk_ack_backlog is initialized to 0. Assuming accept()
>> system call is not invoked now.
>>
>> 1. 1st connection comes. invoke sk_acceptq_is_full(). sk-
>>> sk_ack_backlog=0 sk->sk_max_ack_backlog=1, function return 0 accept
>> this connection. Increase the sk->sk_ack_backlog
>> 2. 2nd connection comes. invoke sk_acceptq_is_full(). sk-
>>> sk_ack_backlog=1 sk->sk_max_ack_backlog=1, function return 0 accept
>> this connection. Increase the sk->sk_ack_backlog
>> 3. 3rd connection comes. invoke sk_acceptq_is_full(). sk-
>>> sk_ack_backlog=2 sk->sk_max_ack_backlog=1, function return 1. Refuse
>> this connection.
>>
>> I think it has bugs. after listen system call. sk->sk_max_ack_backlog=1
>> but now it can accept 2 connections. The following patch can fix this
>> problem.
>>
>> signed-off-by: Wei Dong <weid@...css.fujitsu.com>
> 
> Thank you very much for the detailed analysis and fix.
> 
> Actually, this bug exists all over the tree I believe, not just
> in TCP.  I would like to audit all uses of sk_ack_backlog and
> sk_max_ack_backlog before applying your patch, so please give
> me some time to perform a quick audit.
> 
> Thank you.

Hi David

I can confirm the same problem exists in SCTP because of the use of sk_acceptq_is_full().

-vlad
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